19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Migrating Great Egret

Migrating Great Egrets were jockeying for territory in a shallow pond near the Potomac River outside of Washington DC. This particular Egret had just successfully chased away a competitor and was returning to his preferred spot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Potomac, MD, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Joshua Collins